We were looking forward to cruising the Caribbean on P&O's new ship the Azura- what a disappointment! Ship was OK but nothing special. The food choice was abysmal compared to other cruise lines - food itself in the restaurant was reasonable but the waiters were running around like headless chickens as they obviously has too many tables to service - we waited 1/2 an hour between courses and some people were waiting even longer- just too many passengers and not enough staff.This was also evident in the bars etc and in the glass house -we waited 1 hr 40 mins for a meal to be served - excuse was there were a lot of people eating that particular night. The self service restaurant- choice very limited typical bar type food pie and chips etc very few healthy options and a lack of fresh fruit. Entertainment too samey 3 tribute acts, a couple of comedians and the ships staff more or less what you would expect at a holiday camp. A large proportion of passengers had booked last minute at vastly reduced prices but it appeared from speaking to many passengers that the up graded cabins were given to the people who had booked late and paid approx half the cost of the people who had booked months before - This was our 8th cruise with P&O and were we offered an up grade NO were we offered on board credit as we had paid a high price NO WHAT DID WE GET FOR OUR LOYALTY TO P&O? 'RIPPED OFF'- A HIGH PRICE FOR A SUB STANDARD CRUISE! Never again

P&O - NEVER AGAIN - HOLIDAY CAMP ON THE SEA

Azura Cruise Review by GEOFFREY BOOTH

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: November 2010
  • Destination: Eastern Caribbean
  • Cabin Type: Inside Stateroom
We were looking forward to cruising the Caribbean on P&O's new ship the Azura- what a disappointment! Ship was OK but nothing special.

The food choice was abysmal compared to other cruise lines - food itself in the restaurant was reasonable but the waiters were running around like headless chickens as they obviously has too many tables to service - we waited 1/2 an hour between courses and some people were waiting even longer- just too many passengers and not enough staff.This was also evident in the bars etc and in the glass house -we waited 1 hr 40 mins for a meal to be served - excuse was there were a lot of people eating that particular night.

The self service restaurant- choice very limited typical bar type food pie and chips etc very few healthy options and a lack of fresh fruit.

Entertainment too samey 3 tribute acts, a couple of comedians and the ships staff more or less what you would expect at a holiday camp.

A large proportion of passengers had booked last minute at vastly reduced prices but it appeared from speaking to many passengers that the up graded cabins were given to the people who had booked late and paid approx half the cost of the people who had booked months before - This was our 8th cruise with P&O and were we offered an up grade NO were we offered on board credit as we had paid a high price NO

WHAT DID WE GET FOR OUR LOYALTY TO P&O?

'RIPPED OFF'- A HIGH PRICE FOR A SUB STANDARD CRUISE!

Never again
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